Dharma Drum Mountain 14-Day Chan Retreat in 2011
'DDM 14-Day Chan Retreat welcomes you'. In the 14-day Chan retreat, one learns to isolate oneself from the past and future, and becomes focused on the present. One pays no attention to what others people think, say or do and therefore releases oneself from any entanglement with others.
To practice calming the mind and become aware of every phenomenon, one will not be influenced by the internal or external environment. Furthermore, one learns to let go of the attachment to the self and give rise to a mind that is no longer afflicted by vexation or attachment.